Community Planning meetings Wednesday & Saturday

To everyone commenting on Sunday's post about housing, schools, and families (and everyone else reading interested in the subject), please join your neighbors and planners from the BRA to be part of making important decisions about the future of North Allston and North Brighton.

Transportation looms as a huge issue. How will 20,000+ new people living and working here get from place to place?

Housing hasn't been discussed as much, but it is no less important. A community is the people who live in a certain neighborhood, and bringing thousands of new people to our neighborhood will certainly change it. Will it change for the better? What does "better" mean?

Harvard's proposal is to have 2,000+ additional students living in Allston. But Harvard does not plan to add a single unit of housing for anyone to buy a home here and establish some roots.

Beyond Harvard's campus, what type of people do we want to attract? Renters or owners? Small households in small units or families in larger units? Rich people, poor people, or something in between? Diverse types of people living together or clear boundaries between different parts of the neighborhood? New homes that look like the homes already here or bigger, taller buildings? Please join us and add your voice to this conversation.

Honan-Allston Library, 300 North Harvard Street
April 9, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
April 12, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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